Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer – Candy Treat Box

Don’t let THIS happen to you!  

Looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers and neighbors?  Look no further than Simply Simple Stamping!  I am going to be sharing some quick and easy ideas for little treats through the end of the week.  I love to create things like this and with a little help from my friends, I have some great ideas waiting for you.

Today’s project is just about and quick and easy as they come!  

I have always had a love for creating boxes but the clear tiny treat boxes are absolutely wonderful.  I love how heavy the acetate is and how SHINY it is.  Did you know that these boxes come with a protective cover on them to keep them from getting scratched up?  Stampin’ Up knows we want pretty boxes.

A Stampin’ Up demonstrator friend of mine, Becky, took a strip of Designer Paper, wrapped it around the box to make it beautiful! I love how it turned out! 

Those Layering Circle Framelits are perfect for these too AND they are on sale right now too!

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free CANDY TREAT BOX tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY (I know it’s not Monday but stick with me).  You can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday or Tutorials.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the CANDY TREAT BOX.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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Does anyone else not feel like Christmas is this weekend?  My whole family is feeling this way.  Not sure why.  Did Christmas come early?  Did we not listen to enough Christmas music?  What’s the deal?  I got a really late start on shopping this year. Maybe that’s it?  

We are excited about Christmas, don’t get me wrong, but it just feels like it should be a couple of weeks away still.  

I want to do some stamping for my girls today so I think I will turn on the Michael Bublé channel on Pandora and find my inner Christmas elf.  ELF!  That’s it!  We have only watched “Elf” once this season.  We usually watch it about a hundred times.  There ya go.  Problem solved.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!

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Swapping with Friends – Christmas Gift Edition

I mentioned that Saturday was our annual Oklahoma Stampin’ Up Demonstrators Christmas Gathering.  One of the things we always do is bring a wrapped handmade Stampin’ Up gift and we play Dirty Santa (if you’re not familiar with Dirty Santa, google it. It’s a blast!)

I thought you all might like to see some of the great gifts that my demonstrator friends created.  I don’t have the space to show them all but here are some of my personal favorites.

First let me start with some gorgeous framed artwork!

What a great way to use the November Paper Pumpkin kit!  It’s stunning!

Love the layers on this piece of art and the gold on the sleigh!

Wowza!  This sampler just blew me away.  The gold window sheets made this just shine!

Here’s another framed shadow box using the Santa’s Sleigh framelits but she also used Christmas Magic set as well.  It reminds me of “Polar Express”.

Sorry for the glare from the camera but isn’t this just beautiful!  Embellished Ornaments layers on Gold Glimmer paper.  LOVE!

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Check out these amazing ornaments!  So cool!  They were huge too.  Absolutely gorgeous!

When I play Dirty Santa, I play dirty (bwahahaha).  I see a gift and I snag it when I can.  I saw this beautiful swag and claimed it as MINE.  The first photo looks washed out for some reason but next two show its real beauty.  

The Home Sweet Home bundle is just amazing, isn’t it?  Who knew you could create something so adorable with those little houses.

And a few of those Cookie Cutter Christmas Gingerbread people just added to the whimsy!

This was another favorite.  Love this wreath made with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper.  There is that Cookie Cutter punch again and what a clever idea to make them look like paper dolls!

BorderI hope you enjoyed these great works of art created by my friends!  It was such a fun get-together and we had a wonderful time sharing what we love most – stamping.

The high school called me yesterday letting me know I needed to pick up Ginny immediately.  She caught the dreaded stomach bug that is going around.  Bless her heart, I hate it when my kids are sick, but when they have a stomach virus, it’s even more heartbreaking.  And when I say she “caught” the bug, I mean she truly embraced it.  Yuck.  So car shopping came to a stop for the night.  

I have a new Now or WOW Christmas card that I think you’re going to love.  If things go well with Ginny today and we don’t have to head to the doctor, I hope to have the video for you tomorrow.  🙂

(Oh, I pray that I stay well. I am NOT a good patient when I have a stomach bug.)

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Swapping with Friends!

 

Swappin' with Friends - check out some great swaps from Stampin' Up demonstrators at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I had a fabulous time at the Stampin’ Up conference last week.  One of the best parts is meeting my sister demonstrators and swapping cards with them.  I wasn’t able to get any swaps ready before I left but some VERY sweet demonstrators wanted to thank me for the sharing here on Simply Simple Stamping and they gave me their hand stamped swaps.  Demonstrators are the BEST!

I thought I would share some of the great swaps I received.

I LOVE this card!  WOW!  Created by Bonnie M. from Nebraska.  This card folds up sweetly into an envelope but when it’s open, it’s a fabulous piece of art!  The Santa’s Sleigh Bundle made this card so easy to create!

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Pam S., also from Nebraska, create this stunning card.  OH my goodness am I loving this!  A gorgeous watercolor wash over a heat embossed stamp from Falling Flowers.

A little vellum, a gold glimmer die cut and this card is done.  Just amazing!

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This sweet card was made by Emmy S.  I think Emmy wins the award for “Most Amazing Fussy Cutter”.  She cut out all three images from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set and she did it SO well.  I can’t even fathom how she did it.

You can’t see it but there is lots of Wink of Stella on this card and some glitter too.  I am just crazy over this card!

Emmy is also a member of the military and will be deployed soon.  I’m sure she is going to miss her stamping time while she’s away.  Keeping this sweet girl in my prayers!
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I love creating Christmas Crackers!  These fun poppers hold candy and other goodies (Hershey Kisses are nestled inside this one).  Lynne E. from Illinois created this and I just love how she used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper as her focal image.  It’s too cute to break open….although if I get desperate for chocolate (and this is me we’re talking about), it just might happen.

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Thank you to these fabulous demonstrators for sharing their art with us!  Such great projects!

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Stampin' Up Global Top 100 - #23 - Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Something else big happened at the conference.  Stampin’ Up announced the Top 100 demonstrators in the world.  There are about 50,000 demonstrators world wide so being on this list is a great honor.  I was so excited to see my name as the #23 demonstrator in the world.  Oh my gosh!!!!!!  I really have all of you to thank.  For those of you who have supported me by placing orders on my website and to those of you who have joined my team of stampers, from the bottom of my heart, thank you SO much.  I love my job and you are what make my job so much fun!!  I appreciate you all!!!

I was also honored with one of two USA seats on the 2016-2017 Communications Council.  I am beyond humbled to represent my fellow demonstrators by being a voice in the company.  I still can’t believe that this is happening.  I feel like I just won the presidency!  (too soon to joke about that???)  But seriously, it’s a very high honor and I am so excited to be able to serve on this council.

I’m not very good at tooting my own horn.  I told Mr. Awesome I wasn’t going to post about this but he insisted.  Why?  Because of YOU ALL, this happened!  THANK YOU ALL for your support.  None of this would have happened without all of you coming by and checking me out each day.  I love each of you more than you know!!!  Sending you HUGE cyber kisses and hugs!!!

Have a great day my stampin’ friends!  I’ll be back tomorrow for more Simple Stamping!

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What’s New Wednesday – WEATHER TOGETHER BUNDLE

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WEATHER TOGETHER BUNDLE

I mentioned yesterday that the rain and thunder kept me from filming a video.  I needed to run out to the mailbox to mail off some thank you cards and I had to grab my umbrella.  That got me thinking about this stamp set, Weather Together.

It’s such a great set to send thinking of you, get well, under the weather, or even cheer up cards.  The framelits are fabulous and allow you to create cards with more dimension.

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

At the Stamping Retreat I attended in June, I received some gorgeous swaps from my friend Brandy.  Brandy is a part of Creativate, a group of demonstrators that I work with to train the demonstrators who are on our teams.  It’s a wonderful group of ladies that I LOVE creating with.  At our retreat, we all swapped (4) cards with each other and I absolutely fell in love with the creations Brandy made.  I can see putting all these in a box and giving them as a gift, can’t you?

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

The White Pom Pom trim on this one is just precious on a baby card.

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

Can you see the Washi Tape on this one?  What a cool idea!!

 

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

Here’s a card I created with the bundle for the director of “Mary Poppins”.  Christina wanted to give Cindy a really special card and there’s a lot of symbolism in this one.  Mary’s signature black umbrella with the green handle, the gold stars are what Christina’s character, Mrs. Correy, gave to Mr. Banks when he was a child, and all the stars in the background are for a key line in the show, “When you reach for the heavens, you get the stars thrown in”.  I loved making this card.  Christina learned so much from Cindy and it was so nice that she had a special card for her.

How about a video tutorial!  Stampin’ Up did a great video showing you some tips and tricks with this bundle too!  I thought you might like it.

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To order the WEATHER TOGETHER stamp set OR the Bundle (stamp set and 13 piece Umbrella Weahter Framelit set), just click a pic! 

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Well, that’s it for me today.  Now that the rain has stopped, it’s time for me to get to work in my stamp room.  Hope you all have a great Wednesday!  See ya tomorrow!!!

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What’s New Wednesday – Thoughtful Branches Bundle

What's New Wednesday - see new stamps and tools from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES BUNDLE

Yesterday I shared with you a NEW special exclusive bundle that will only be available in August (while supplies last).  It’s a beautiful 23-piece stamp and matching thinlits call Thoughtful Branches.

At the Stamping Retreat I attended last month, this was one of the swaps my dear demonstrator friend Jackie shared with me.  Jackie is a part of Creativate, a group of demonstrators that I work with to train the Stampin’ Up demonstrators who are on our teams.  It’s a wonderful group of ladies that I LOVE creating with.  At our retreat, we all swapped cards and gifts with each other and I was so excited to see these wonderful ideas with the Thoughtful Branches set.  Check out these beauties!

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Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stampin' Up Bundle - get yours while supplies last at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com! Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stampin' Up Bundle - get yours while supplies last at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com!Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stampin' Up Bundle - get yours while supplies last at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com! Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stampin' Up Bundle - get yours while supplies last at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com!Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stampin' Up Bundle - get yours while supplies last at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com!Thoughtful Branches Exclusive Stampin' Up Bundle - get yours while supplies last at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com!

Aren’t the stunning?  I love how beautiful the die cut images are.  Wow!  Seriously, this is a MUST HAVE set.  Do you have Bonus Days coupons from July?  Why not use them on this fabulous bundle?

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Tomorrow is opening night of “Disney Magic” at the Poteet Theatre. My daughter, Christina, shared this fabulous photo of the “Evil Queen” gazing into her Magic Mirror (aka the girl’s dressing room).  Ginny is in it as well.  She’s a Mouseketeer.  Hmm, need her to take some photos, huh.  I can’t wait to see this production but I have to wait until Saturday.  I have rehearsal for “9 to 5” through Friday.  Tickets bought and I can’t wait to watch my girls SHINE!
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The show runs through the 14th and poor Ginny has to get her wisdom teeth out on the 15th and then school starts the 19th.  Christina moves back to the dorms on Saturday so the next couple weeks are going to be crazy.  What’s new?  It’s the STEWART HOUSE.  It’s always crazy!

 

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What’s New Wednesday – Sweet Cupcake Bundle

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SWEET CUPCAKE BUNDLE

What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post!

What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post!

Cupcakes just make me happy.  What is it about all that icing piled HIGH that just makes my mouth water?  This stamp set is like no other that Stampin’ Up has put out before.  It has a true “realistic” look to it.  It’s also a 3-Step stamp set so you can get lots of color dimension with your stamped images too.  I am crazy about all the ways you can use this set.  Let me show you some ideas from my demonstrator friends who have shared with me.

At the Stamping Retreat I attended last week, this was one of the swaps I received from my friend Lee.  Lee is a part of Creativate, a group of demonstrators that I work with to train the demonstrators who are on our teams.  It’s a wonderful group of ladies that I LOVE creating with.  At our retreat, we all swapped (4) cards with each other and Lee’s was a favorite of mine.  Her cards looked good enough to eat!

What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post!

Razzleberry icing!  It just looks good enough to eat.  Laurie made this for me and I just flipped for it!

What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post!

And now for something completely different but it made me giggle.  My friend Kelly made this…

What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Sweet Cupcake Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this delicious bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the July 27, 2016 blog post!

To order the SWEET CUPCAKE stamp set OR the bundle (stamp set and 10 piece Framelit set), click a pic! 

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Tonight is DATE NIGHT!  You know you’re old when date night is on a Wednesday night.  lol  Actually, we have theatre tickets to go see “Fiddler on the Roof” – one of my FAVORITE shows.  It’s a “tissue” show though.  I cry several times whenever I see it.  Had to get the night off of rehearsal to see it and I am super excited!  Oh, and we will be attending the theatre in Mr. Awesome’s brand new Ford F150.  The Stewarts now own their very first truck!  We just took possession of it this afternoon so the dealership could detail it and add a few features to it (heated seats are a MUST HAVE).

We have named the truck Bruce (the shark from Finding Nemo) and the truck’s tag line is “Fiats are Friends, Not Food”.  If you are familiar with Finding Nemo, you get it.  🙂

Mr. Awesome is SO happy and I am so happy for him.  Bless his heart, he hasn’t had a new car in a LONG time and it was time to find a better vehicle to pull the camper.  No lie, you guys, he has been grinning non-stop since Monday.  I love seeing him like this and I am going to love not having a fear that our SUV isn’t big enough to get the camper home.  Now I can camp without fear.  I’ll try to post a picture of it soon.  Border

I hope you’ll join me tomorrow because I have a great video for you.  It’s a new FLASH CARD that I think you are going to love!  Join me then!  Have a great Wednesday!
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